Al·​ta·​ic al-ˈtā-ik How to pronounce Altaic (audio)
: of or relating to the Altai Mountains
: of, relating to, or constituting the Turkic, Tungusic, and Mongolian language families collectively

Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Altaic was in 1757

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“Altaic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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